Today's birthday quiz features an Olympic champion from Vermont.
Born 126 years ago today (Friday), he won his gold medal by a clear margin. His winning mark was a personal best, an Olympic record and nearly a world record; it remained #2 in the world for nine years (though in the meantime, one athlete who might well have been able to beat it injured himself in an Olympic final).
Can you name our birthday athlete? (For extra points, name the injured athlete as well.)